What's New

What's New

History Speaks: Our 2019 topics are set!

Posted: 11/07/2018

Our popular History Speaks series continues into 2019, with topics that range from downtown Wausau's side streets to local music makers, from therapeutic gardens to victory celebrations after World War II, from women leaders to Puerto Rico, and many others. Mark your calendars today for your favorite topics!

Dairy exhibit shows development of that industry

Posted: 05/29/2018

See how Marathon County's rural areas became thriving dairy farms in our newest exhibit, Milking Time: Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County. 

After Hours tours now available

Posted: 06/26/2018

It’s your turn to plan a special gathering of friends, club members or family. What to do? Consider a unique evening (or other special time) at the Yawkey House Museum!

Rural Electrification exhibit is open through November 2019

Posted: 05/09/2017

We invite everyone to visit our newest exhibit to see how electricity moved into rural areas of Marathon County in the 1930s and '40s, and how life changed when it did.

"Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story" exhibit closed but we have created a slide program

Posted: 10/02/2016

Our quilt exhibit is now closed, However, we have created a PowerPoint slide program with photos of the quilts and their makers, and would be happy to schedule a presentation for your group!

On the radio: Wisconsin Life

Posted: 04/05/2017

If you listen to Wisconsin Public Radio, you might have heard Ben Clark in late March of 2017. WPR used part of Ben’s interview during their Wisconsin Life segment. He told about Employers Mutual Insurance and the role that company played in workplace safety, including the use of an audiometer to test hearing in places where workers were exposed to loud noise.

 

Listen again here

 

Fromm fox fur coat added to Wisconsin 101 online ‘museum’

Posted: 01/18/2017

A silver fox fur produced in the 1930s by the Fromm brothers of Hamburg in western Marathon County is now included in Wisconsin 101, the online museum of state history.

We are now included in the WI 101 online museum!

Posted: 11/30/2016

Archivist Ben Clark compiled the history of the Employers Mutual Audiometer, and the “exhibit” is now live at the Wisconsin 101 website.

'Coloring Time' is Here

Posted: 10/03/2016

Our first coloring book, "Coloring Time: Scenes from Marathon County," has just arrived from the printer. 

The coloring book is a unique collection of black and white drawings by fifteen local artists featuring various scenes throughout Marathon County.

Visit our online gift shop to buy your copy today.

Researching Your Roots?

Posted: 10/03/2016

Ancestory.comThe Marathon County Historical Society Research Library is now open the first Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:30 pm. 

One of our trained librarians will be available to assist you with your research needs. You will also have free use of Ancestry.com while you are here.

For a list of upcoming genealogy and research classes and events, please visit our Calendar of Events.